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OPEN CALL FOR
VAFT 2022

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
15.09.- 15.10.2021

Video Art Festival Turku (VAFT) is an international video art festival that will be held for the sixth time in 2022. The festival is looking for video art works to be shown in different locations around Turku. The juror for VAFT 2022 is multidisciplinary visual artist-researcher Sasha Huber. An anonymous pre-selection of the works will be made by the board of Ääriö ry, the association behind the festival.

VAFT 2022 will be accepting submissions for entry from September 15 to October 15, 2021, and the open call is for everyone regardless of nationality or degree. You don't have to pay any jury fee. It's possible to participate as a collectivity, or send a concept for a work or a workshop. For us at VAFT video art is everything including audiovisual content. The most important thing is the artistic quality of the work/workshop.

If you think you're good, go for it!

GUIDELINES FOR ARTISTS:

  • You may only submit one (1) work.

  • Additionally, you may also submit one (1) work as a collective or group.

  • The artwork can be single- or multi-channelled. There is no limit for form, genre or duration. Alternatively, you may submit a proposal for other content, for example an artist talk, workshop or live performance.

  • If your artwork is in a language other than Finnish or English, it needs to be subtitled in Finnish or English. 

  • For marketing purposes 1–2 still images of the art work are required. Share the images (.jpg or .png) for example via Dropbox or Google Drive by adding the download link in the form. 

  • The artist must hold full copyright to the work or have an agreement with all copyright holders to present the work at the festival. The artists retain all rights to their work. Ääriö ry only has the right to present the work at the Video Art Festival Turku on the 19th to 22nd of May 2022, unless agreed otherwise.

  • No entry fee is required.

  • The festival commits to paying all selected artists a screening fee. Taxes and other deductions apply. VAFT does not commit to covering travel costs for artists.